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Supplement for Dachsund Back Pain


Many pet owners are concerned that their dachsund has back pain, which is a sign of arthritis. Dachsunds often show signs of pain, especially back pain.

There are three main causes of back pain in dachsunds. 

The first way dachsunds can hurt their back is from acute injury. Acute injury happens when a dog falls down, or gets stepped on accidentally.

Dachsund back pain supplement 

The second way is from normal aging. Many older dachsunds develop back problems as they get older. This is often the result of the normal wear-and-tear on their spine as they age.

The third, and most common way dachsunds have back pain, is a result of spinal disk degeneration, called Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD).

IVDD in dachsunds is sometimes crippling, and affects around 20 percent of Dachshunds. The disease occurs when the “shock absorber” disks in between their vertebrae, are herniated, which means that they bulge or burst. When these disks press on the spinal cord, they can cause pain, nerve damage, loss of bladder and bowel control, and paralysis.

IVDD cases in dachsunds range from mild or moderate (Type I) to severe (Type II). Dachsunds with Type I IVDD often heal over time and are able to resume their normal routine and walking. In some Dachshunds, it may appear one to five days after a forceful impact. Jumping or falling may trigger the disks to start to break down or become herniated. Among other reasons, Type I IVDD may occur due to a prematurely aged disk.

If you suspect your dachshund may have IVDD, we recommend to consult a veterinarian. 


There are a few options for treating back pain in dachsunds. In addition to surgery, medications, anti-inflammatory supplements may be helpful for back pain in dachsunds.

Thankfully, Vital Pet Sciences’ PCQ Pet may be able to help your dog’s halting and gingerly paced movements. This university-researched, patent pending formula can naturally address symptoms of inflammation and pain.


In January 2020, preliminary data was announced from a landmark study on PCQ Pet™ in older dogs at Texas A&M Veterinary School.

In the clinical study, older dogs taking PCQ Pet experienced the following:

  1. 58% reduction in pain interference

  2. 57% improvement in quality of life

  3. 32% reduction in pain severity

The university findings were considered astonishing by the scientific research team, who stated that the effects were "better than glucosamine". 

The preliminary findings on the effects of PCQ Pet by the university researchers also included:

  • Older dogs taking PCQ Pet™ experience lower inflammation within weeks, as measured by level of physical activity.*

  • Older dogs taking PCQ Pet are active for almost an hour a day.*

  • Older dogs taking PCQ Pet do not experience a decline in activity level over time.*

  • Many dogs taking PCQ Pet show a significant increase in activity after taking PCQ+ Ultra.*

  • Older dogs taking PCQ Pet remained active and healthy, especially through the winter months.*

  • Dogs preferred taking PCQ Pet when sprinkled onto their food.*

After years of research and extensive market trials, the conclusions on the patent-pending formula in PCQ Pet are clear:

  • Dogs taking PCQ Pet™ experienced a significant increase in physical activity and exercise*.
  • Dogs taking PCQ Pet™ were more likely to stay active and healthy through their middle age and golden years*.

Vital Pet Sciences’ PCQ Pet™ anti-inflammatory supplement for dogs is university-researched to quickly reduce inflammation in dogs. 

PCQ Pet is different than other supplements for dogs, because it contains the body’s own anti-inflammatory, PEA, along with other anti-inflammatory ingredients, like standardized turmeric extract. PCQ Pet contains a specific ratio of PEA, turmeric and quercetin that was found to have synergistic activity on inflammation in university research, and was found to be an effective supplement for large and small dogs who suffer from pain and inflammation.

*Findings based on clinical and in vitro assays finding synergistic reduction in inflammatory markers, including a pilot clinical study on 7 older dogs with osteoarthritis of hip and knee, conducted at Texas A&M University Veterinary School.

Disclaimer: The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.